Route: 3011 connects Route 6, East of Mt. Jewett, McKean County
Head just east of Mt. Jewett, where Pennsylvania's famed Route 6 curves through the lush hardwood forests of the Allegheny National Forest, past a maple syrup farm, and wetlands on the way to Kinzua Bridge State Park, home of the Kinzua Viaduct. This engineering marvel, completed in 1882, was touted as the highest and longest railroad viaduct in the world. But a tornado toppled 11 of the 20 towers in 2003, leaving blue sky that only emphasizes the awe-inspiring breadth of this mighty gorge.
The nearby town of Bradford is also worth exploring. This historic town was once a lumber and oil capital, and its past lives on in its national Historic District. Check out Main Street for charming little shops offering antiques, chocolates, clothing, gifts, and collectibles. Other notable attractions include the Crook Farm Homestead, an 1800s farm and one-room schoolhouse, and the world-famous Zippo/Case Visitors Center.
Wrap up your travels with a winery tour at the nature and wildlife-themed Flickerwood Wine Cellars, located in Kane, PA.
Take a ride on Scenic Byway 3011, the Kinzua Bridge Scenic Byway to the Kinzua Bridge State Park, home of the Kinzua Sky Walk. "Walk the Tracks across the Sky" to enjoy stunning views of the Kinzua Gorge and visit the newly opened visitor center. The park offers beautiful facilities and gift shop, family-friendly picnic areas, a park pavilion, interpretative tours, the Kinzua Gorge Trail and the General Kane Trail. This engineering marvel, completed in 1882, was touted as the highest and... Read More >
Two American Icons, One Museum - Visit the Zippo/Case Museum to learn how more than half a billion Zippo windproof lighters have found their way into our pockets and our hearts and why W. R. Case and Sons Cutlery Company handcrafted knives are the most collected in the world today.... Read More >